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Remains found in shallow grave identified as missing man

August 16, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The human remains discovered in a shallow grave in Alabama have been identified as a missing man from Georgia.

News outlets report the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the remains are that of 49-year-old Shawn David Jackson. WIAT-TV reports Jackson was reported missing in Clayton County, Georgia, on July 7.

Jefferson County Capt. David Agee told AL.com that people walking along a road near Mulga found the shallow grave. He says investigators in Alabama and Georgia are working together to gather more information about Jackson’s death.

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